dense patterns and tension retention

Discussion in 'Strings' started by AT92292, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. AT92292

    AT92292 Semi-Pro

    Apr 23, 2007
    Will strings last longer without dying in a dense stringer pattern
  2. Kevo

    Kevo Hall of Fame

    Feb 3, 2005
    I don't know of any research on that topic, but I think that you could safely guess that they will. I have been getting much more time on my strings since I switched to a 18x20 patterned frame.

    I will say that polys seem to benefit more for me than multis. I pretty much doubled the string life with poly, but maybe only get 20-30% more with multis. I think that's because the multis still find a way to move around quite a bit where the poly just doesn't move much if at all.
  3. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

    Dec 28, 2008
    East side of San Francisco Bay
    I double what Kevo said.
    Seems easy 1/3rd longer.
    Then again, all I ever use is the thickest 15 gauge poly tight enough NOT to move on my spinniest second serves. Rest of my game suffers, of course.
  4. stician

    stician Semi-Pro

    Apr 19, 2007
    They def last longer in a tighter 18x20 string bed pound for pound. Less movement = more durability. When I crossed Legend with PSGD 17 I was breaking the crosses first every time. Around the sweet spot it flattened out and eventually snapped. That's unlike my prior more open patterned K90 sticks with the same setup.

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